Paddy Considine (Previously known for The Third Day and The Outsider) will be playing King Viserys Targaryen. A warm, kind, and decent man, Viserys only wishes to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy, but as we’ve learned from Game of Thrones, good men do not necessarily make for great kings.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Fans of the lore created by George R.R. Martin will recall that Viserys I ruled over Westeros around 100 years after Aegon’s Conquest. His children, Rhaenyra and Aegon II, would ultimately fight a civil war over his throne that became known as the Dance of Dragons.
HBO has given the show a 10-episode order, with casting having begun over the summer. House of the Dragon was co-created by Martin and Condal. The pilot script that landed the series order was written by Condal. He serves as co-showrunner alongside GoT veteran Miguel Sapochnik, who will direct the pilot and additional episodes. He previously directed six episodes of “Game of Thrones,” including “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “Winds of Winter.”
HBO previously scrapped a Game of Thrones prequel series called “Blood Moon” starring Naomi Watts. That series would have taken place thousands of years before the events of the flagship series during The Long Night. It was one of several “Game of Thrones”-related projects that were put into development at HBO prior to the end of the original series. At this time, none of the other projects are believed to be moving forward either.
According to a recent interview with the HBO President Casey Bloys, House of The Dragon series is still on track for a 2022 launch.
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